Joanna is a writer, editor and translator. She speaks Korean, German, Italian, French, and Spanish, and has extensive experience working with brands, NGOs and companies like Google. Her work and contribution have been featured in Newsweek, Dazed and Confused, Newsletter for the European Union, Byline Media, The Guardian, NK News and more. Originally from Los Angeles, she obtained her BA in European Studies and Italian with a minor in Art History from the Claremont Colleges. Her interest in journalism surfaced while investigating human rights abuses of Nigerian sex workers in Italy for her Bachelor's thesis. She went on to complete her MA in Human Rights from University College London with a thesis analyzing South Korean media's fetishized portrayal of North Korean women refugees. She has written about the arts, culture and politics. Creative writing remains her first love and she is currently working on a novel. During her downtime, she will most likely be reading in a cafe, preferably in the sunlight, with a black coffee and in Spain.
Joanna previously lived in New York City, Seoul, Parma, Birmingham (UK), London, Barcelona and Berlin.
She hopes to add Portuguese as her next language.